Four years ago I wrote this on the day we voted to see whether Scotland would become an Independent country. The deed is done. I voted. And for the first time in decades I feel that my vote actually counts and matters. Democracy has returned to Scotland. Nobody died. There were no riots. No-one invaded. There were no bombs. And my vote matters. I am … Continue reading The Scottish Referendum – Four Years On
The Joy of Edinburgh Uni I had a great time at Uni. In between sports, friends, student politics and CU I even found time to do some history. It was all a great education. And it was free. And as a farmworkers son I even got a maintenance grant. I well remember the first time I queued up after registration to get my £500 cheque. … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.
We can learn a great deal from the continuing fallout from Perth Pride. As I wrote about this – there was a backlash which involved a great deal of distortion and attempt to silence. The Daily Record joined in the unthinking herd mob mentality with this article talking about the ‘love and acceptance for all’ of Rev Scott Burton vs the hatred and ‘fiercely personal critical … Continue reading Pride Comes Before a Fall – Lessons from Perth’s Shame.
Maybe I’ve got this one wrong. Maybe the first Pride festival in Perth held last weekend IS something to be proud of? After all the press and politicians are unanimous in their praise – even the clergy joined in. The local Council thought it was so valuable that they contributed £7,000 towards the running costs. […]
I’m just about to speak at Creationfest but before I do so I want to share with you something that was published in The Scotsman today. Look at the comments section as well – but read the text. When I warned (‘prophesied’) about this a few years ago I was abused and told I was mad – even by some Christians who told me basically … Continue reading Wow! – The Prophesied Madness of State Sponsored Child Abuse has Arrived.
Cycling home last night I received a phone call from a journalist who wanted to ask my views on a story he was covering. When he told me the story I had to stop before I fell off my bike. Could you repeat that? He did. This is the story. HIDE YOUR CROSSES AND BIBLES Watchdog’s warning that Christian symbols on display at funerals could … Continue reading Hide Your Crosses and Bibles – How Equality leads to the removal of public Christianity.
One of my ambitions has been achieved….I finally have an article published in my favourite magazine – The Spectator – or at least I have one published in the online Australian edition. I wrote this on the plane back from Sydney. Please do feel free to click on the link and add to the discussion if you wish. From a home of the enlightenment to one … Continue reading The Future of the West – Final Ozzie Observations – Article in the Australian Spectator
Dear President Trump, I’m writing to welcome you to Scotland. I realise that you are engaged in important work with NATO in Brussels, but you are going to be in my country this weekend – and I would like to welcome you. ‘President Trumps Welcome to Scotland’ sounds like the title of a pipe tune – some would want it to be a lament, others … Continue reading President Trump’s Welcome to Scotland
I loved meeting John Anderson, former deputy Prime Minister of Australia. He is a lovely Christian, with a sharp mind and great understanding of Western culture. I regard him as a highly significant figure – look at his website and you will see why. It gives me some hope that there are some politicians like him. His ‘conversations’ are superb….he has some great ones with … Continue reading John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?
Back in the UK Tim Keller is in town amongst other things at the National Prayer Breakfast – giving what one FC minister described as a “robust and Christ-centred defence of the gospel before Prime Minister, MPs and clergy. A great encouragement and motivation to pray for our nation”. Brilliant! It’s always good to listen to Tim who never fails to be challenging and stimulating. … Continue reading Tim Keller and Middle Class Churches